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10 August 2017

Over the past week Danielle van Oijen, from the forest team in Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands, joined the action camp for Białowieza forest just a few kilometers from the border with Belarus. Here, she shares her reflections on her time there.

Czech Republic, Netherlands
27 July 2017

Activists fighting plans to build over 300 hydropower plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina have painted a giant mural of a woman smashing an old, broken dam on the Bašćica River.

Center for Environment/Friends of the Earth Bosnia & Herzegovina – part of the Coalition for the Protection of Rivers in Bosnia & Herzegovina, the group behind the 15 metre high installation – is calling for dam building to stop and for development to be focused on tourism and job-producing traditional activities.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
24 July 2017

Our director, Magda Stoczkiewicz, stepped down last month after ten years at the helm of our European network. We caught up with her in her last week at work to talk about her reflections on her time with us and the broader environmental movement, and her advice on how to tackle the challenges we're facing today.

Up for discussion: happy memories of flooding the streets of Copenhagen with activists at COP15, the delicate matter of protesting in Paris at the COP21 weeks after the 2015 attacks, how the network has strengthened over the years, and what's next for the EU and Europe.

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